Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3632

Table of Content: 23 September 2011; 5(19)

September 2011

Blood glucose lowering potential of some herbal plants

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder in the endocrine system. This dreadful disease is found in all parts of the world and is becoming a serious threat to mankind health. There are lots of chemical agents available to control and to treat diabetic patients, but nowadays several medicinal plants have been investigated for their beneficial use in diabetes. The effects of these plants may delay the development of...

Author(s): Uttara Singh, Anita Kochhar and Sadhana Singh

  • Article Number: 62A059125958

September 2011

Ellagitannins: Biosynthesis, biodegradation and biological properties

From the antiquity, the ellagitannins have formed an important part of human diet. With a great relevancy in the field of science and technology, several studies have reported the important benefits of ellagitannins to human and animal health. However, the knowledge and application of these compounds is seriously limited due to their complexity and diversity. One of the unknown facts of ellagitannins is their...

Author(s): Juan A. Ascacio-Valdés, José J. Buenrostro-Figueroa, Antonio Aguilera-Carbo, Arely Prado-Barragán, Raúl Rodríguez-Herrera and Cristóbal N. Aguilar

  • Article Number: A974C0A25977

September 2011

Bacillary dysentery: A review

Author(s): Riaz Ur Rehman, Naveed Akhtar, M. Akram, Pervaiz Akhtar Shah, Tariq Saeed, Qaiser Jabeen, H. M. Asif and S. M. Ali Shah  NOT AVAILABLE  

  • Article Number: 77AABB525988

September 2011

Observations on some ethnomedicinal plants in Sathyamangalam forests of Erode district, Tamil Nadu, India

The present paper accentuate the valuable ethnomedicinal data of 65 plant species used by the tribes ‘Irulas and Soligas’ along with botanical name, vernacular name, family, part (s) used, mode of administration and diseases. Modern pharmaceutical industry requires such plants as human healthcare is gaining momentum day by day but the folk claims need to be cross-checked by carrying out detailed...

Author(s): A. Poongodi, S. Thilagavathi, V. Aravindhan and A. Rajendran

  • Article Number: 18CCBF126002

September 2011

Cytotoxic studies of latex of Euphorbia antiquorum in in vitro models

The isolation and chemical characterization of plant derived compounds and its possible use for human well being requires solid and lengthy research. One of the determinants in this complex evaluation concerns the toxic potential of the studied agent. Our objective was to study the cytotoxicity of the methanolic extract latex of Euphorbia antiquorum using in vitro models namely Saccharomyces...

Author(s): Sumathi S., Malathy N., Dharani B., Sivaprabha J., Hamsa D., Radha P. and Padma P. R.

  • Article Number: 8D1613626018

September 2011

Mathematical modeling of convective thin layer drying of basil leaves

Basil leaves are well known for the medicinal values and grown widely in India. To investigate the effect of different drying conditions on kinetics of basil leaves, the laboratory models of tunnel and tray dryers were employed and air temperatures of 55, 60 and 65°C were considered for the drying. Drying of basil leaves prominently occurred in falling rate period and it was found that basil leaves dried faster in...

Author(s): D. M. Kadam, R. K. Goyal and M. K. Gupta

  • Article Number: 2B2639226032

September 2011

Susceptibility of a weed Calotropis procera (Ait.) against clinical isolates of dermatophytes

Anti-dermatophytic activity of foliar extract of Calotropis procera in different solvents (petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate and ethyl alcohol) was determined using paper disc diffusion method against three target fungi Microsporum canis (MTCC 3270),Microsporum fulvum (MTCC 7675) and Trichophyton mentagrophytes (MTCC 7250). The results revealed that ethanol is the best...

Author(s): Raginee Verma, G. P. Satsangi  and J. N. Shrivastava

  • Article Number: 7DE16BB26063

September 2011

The antioxidant and free radical scavenging effect of Avicennia officinalis

Avicennia officinalis is a mangrove plant and is used by coastal village peoples in traditional folk medicine -for a variety of diseases. In general, salt tolerant plants have a more antioxidant profile. In our present study, we examined different types of antioxidant capacity like that of  phenolics against DPPH nitroxide, hydroxyl and ABC radicals in two solvent extracts of ethanol and water at...

Author(s): P. Thirunavukkarasu, T. Ramanathan, L. Ramkumar, R. Shanmugapriya and G. Renugadevi

  • Article Number: D9FC79826107

September 2011

Antimicrobial activity of cashew leaves’ extracts used in cosmetics before and after treatment with activated carbon

With the increasing concern of public health and consumers’ awareness, non-chemical cosmetics are booming worldwide. Natural ingredients such as cashew leaves extract could be an attractive candidate in cosmetic formulation due to this important criteria that antimicrobial activities could minimise or replace the use of synthetic perservatives in cosmetics. However, the plant extracts are normally dark brown and...

Author(s): Siavash Hosseinpour Chermahini and Fadzilah Adibah Abdul Majid

  • Article Number: 3172DD926083

September 2011

Allocation of different 14C substrates into primary metabolites in relation to total alkaloid accumulation into Catharanthus roseus plants

Studies were performed using 14C radiolabel to elucidate the extent to which carbon from four sources (CO2, sucrose, glucose and acetate) contribute to the primary metabolites and alkaloids produced by the roots, stems and leaves of Catharanthus roseus plant. 14CO2 derived metabolites were most preferred for biosynthesis of leaf and root alkaloids. Roots were the major accumulators of...

Author(s): N. K. Srivastava and A. K. Srivastava

  • Article Number: E3DCC0426096

September 2011

Investigation of genetic variation on different populations of Silybum marianum L. (Fabaceae) by using cytogenetic parameters

This investigation was carried out on different ten diploid populations of Silybum marianumwhich was collected from different regions of Iran. The base number of chromosomes in total studied populations were equal to x = 17. On based of two ways Stebbin's table, all of the population located in the second class of this table, that indicated which total populations are similar as evolutionary. Analysis of...

Author(s): F. Abrahimpour, G. R. Bakhshi Khaniki, M. Ghanavati and Kh Eidi Zade

  • Article Number: 144C59C26119

September 2011

Studies on the genoprotective/antioxidant potential of methanol extract of Anthocephalus cadamba (Roxb.) Miq

Anthocephalus cadamba (Roxb.) Miq. (Rubiaceae), an Ayurvedic medicinal plant is ethnomedicinally widely used in the treatment of fever, anaemia, uterine complaints, blood diseases, skin diseases, leprosy, dysentery, and for improvement of semen quality. The present work was carried out to evaluate the antioxidant potential of methanol extract from the bark of A. cadamba. The Antioxidant activity...

Author(s): Madhu Chandel, Satwinderjeet Kaur and Subodh Kumar

  • Article Number: 8F64DAF26126

September 2011

Comparison of biological activities of Ribes fasciculatum according to regional differences

Ribes fasciculatum has been traditionally used as febrifuge, diuretic and antidote against urushiol in Korea, although its biological functions have not been well studied. In this study, we determined the anti-oxidant activities, anti-microbial activities and α-glucosidase inhibitory effects of methanol extract and the fractions of R. fasciculatum stem from Chuncheon and Jeju in South Korea....

Author(s): Ju-Sung Kim, Yeo-Jin Sa, Tae Kyung Hyun and Myong-Jo Kim

  • Article Number: 8B4021526134

September 2011

Assessment of the in-vivo and in-vitro antioxidant potential of Strychnos potatorum Linn. seeds in Freund’s adjuvant induced arthritic rats

The Indian system of medicine provides Strychnos potatorum Linn. seeds for the treatment of various ailments like jaundice, bronchitis, diabetes, renal and vesicle calculi, conjunctivitis, chronic diarrhoea, dysentery etc. The present study involves the effect of crude powder (SPP) and aqueous extract (SPE) of S. potatorum Linn seeds on in vivo antioxidant defense system against...

Author(s): Sanmuga Priya Ekambaram, Senthamil Selvan Perumal and Venkataraman Subramanian

  • Article Number: 58673D026142

September 2011

Chemical characterization, antioxidant and antifungal activity of essential oil from Eucalyptus tereticornis

Eucalyptus tereticornis (red gum tree, family Myrtaceae), is extensively grown throughout India under various afforestation programmes, primarily for the supply of wood, timber. Unlike, other species of eucalypt known for the presence of volatile oil in their foliage, not much information is available regarding the volatile oils of E. tereticornis and their bioactivity. We extracted and characterized the...

Author(s): Shalinder Kaur, Harminder Pal Singh, Daizy Rani Batish and Ravinder Kumar Kohli

  • Article Number: 376010C26153

September 2011

Chemical composition and antioxidant activity of Euphorbia fischeriana essential oil from China

The chemical composition of Euphorbia fischeriana essential oil from north China was analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry(GC/MS), 43 components were identified. β- Eudesmol (18.22%), p-Menth-8-en-2-ol (9.36%), Caryophyllene oxide (8.61%), β-Selinenol (6.83%), Cedrol (4.30%) and β-Selinene (4.21%) were the main components...

Author(s): Jie Cui, Xin Yang, Ai-jun Dong, Da-you Cheng, Jing Wang, Hai-tian Zhao, Ren-bo Xu, Pu Wang and Wen-jing LI

  • Article Number: 8255E5B26162

September 2011

Medicinal plants grown in and around Guskara used by local poor people for treating some common ailments

An ethnobotanical survey was undertaken to collect information about some indigenous medicines used by the poor people in and around Guskara, a moffusil town in Burdwan district, West Bengal, India during the period 2004 and 2005. Information was gathered through questionnaire and personal interviews during field trips. The investigation revealed that, the poor villagers, mainly the tribals use many medicinal plants for...

Author(s): Mondal Sunanda and Paul Ranjan

  • Article Number: A40ED4E26176

September 2011

Hypolipidemic effect of soluble dietary fiber (galactomannan) isolated from fenugreek seeds in WNIN (GR-Ob) obese rats

The hypolipidemic effect of a soluble dietary fiber isolated from fenugreek seeds rich in galactomannan was studied in WNIN/GR-Ob a mutant obese rat strain. The study consists of fifty five obese rats randomly divided into five groups of 6 males and 5 females in each group. Group I was fed with control diet, while Group II and IV were fed with diet containing 10 and 20% fenugreek seeds, whereas Group III and V...

Author(s): Punna Ramulu, Nappan Veettil Giridharan and Paruchuri Udayasekhararao

  • Article Number: 36A009E26184

September 2011

Characterization of fatty acids in different organs of some Iranian Echium plants

Seeds, leaves and stems of six populations of two Echium species (Family Boraginaceae) from Iran were surveyed for the first time in a search for new sources of γ-linolenic acid (GLA, C18:3ω6), stearidonic acid (SDA, 18:4ω3) and other unsaturated fatty acids. Oils from the corresponding organs were analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography-mass...

Author(s): Sakineh Abbaszadeh, Tayebeh Radjabian, Massoud Taghizadeh, Faezeh Fazeliand Yasaman Salmaki

  • Article Number: 10BEF8426191

September 2011

Average stem biomass of Althaea ficifolia in Shanjan Rangelands, East Azerbaijan, Iran

Plants can be used for animal grazing, in wind erosion control, to reduce water flow rates, and increase evaporation and transpiration. In the NW of Iran (East Azerbaijan Province), rangelands previously used for animal grazing were changed to agricultural land use, in that this vegetation had unsuitable vegetation coverage. Althaea ficifolia was studied to determine its stem biomass characteristics. Data were...

Author(s): Ghassem Habibi Bibalani

  • Article Number: 554B4AA26201

September 2011

Antibacterial effect of phenyl fatty hydroxamic acids synthesized from canola oil

Phenyl fatty hydroxamic acids (PFHAs) were synthesized in a biphasic organic/aqueous medium from canola oil and phenyl hydroxylamine (PHA). The reaction was carried out in a sealed flask, incubated in water batch shaker at 39°C for 72 h and catalyzed by immobilised lipase (Lipozyme TL IM). The products were then separated by filtration, solvent extraction followed by evaporation of the...

Author(s): Hossein Jahangirian, Jelas Haron, Sidik Silong, Nor Azah Yusof, Kamyar Shameli, Samira Eissazadeh, Roshanak Rafiee Moghaddam, Behnam Mahdaviand Mahtab Jafarzade

  • Article Number: B7F82D826206

September 2011

Salicylic acid-induced physiological responses and monoterpene accumulation in Houttuynia cordata Thunb

Houttuynia cordata Thunb. is a medicinal herb rich in monoterpenes. The roles of salicylic acid (SA) in monoterpene accumulation and physiological responses of H. cordata are still limited in knowledge, hampering its application in the field. After foliar application of 0.01 mM SA, monoterpene contents, antioxidative enzyme activities, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and malondialdehyde (MDA) contents...

Author(s): Y. Wen Xu, Dan Zhao, Shuai Shuai Lv, Wen Ting Yang, Jun Wen Chen and Wei Wu

  • Article Number: 9774A9326214

September 2011

Diterpene glycosides from Stevia rebaudiana

A new diterpenoid glycoside, 13-[(2-O-b-D-glucopyranosyl-b-D-glucopyranosyl)oxy] ent-kaur-16-en-19-oic acid-(4-O-(2-O-a-D-glucopyranosyl)-a-D-glucopyranosyl-b-D-glucopyranosyl) ester (1) was isolated from the commercial extract of the leaves of Stevia rebaudiana along with the known steviol glycosides including stevioside, rebaudiosides A-G, rubusoside and dulcoside A. The complete 1H and 13C...

Author(s): Venkata Sai Prakash Chaturvedula and Indra Prakash

  • Article Number: 2C1259726220

September 2011

ICP-MS determination of trace elements of different growth time in the leaves of Crataegus pinnatifida Bge. var. major

A rapid inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) with semiquantitative modes of analysis using Li, Y, Ce, Tl and Co for external calibration of the equipment was developed to simultaneously determine 53 trace elements in the leaves of Crataegus pinnatifida Bge. var. major. Samples were analyzed directly following an acid digestion with 5 ml of conc. HNO3 by the microwave digestion...

Author(s): Aijing Leng, Qiuyang Xu, Ming Xie, Wenjie Zhang, Yongrui Bao, Yang Du, Zhongzhe Cheng, Haibo Wang, Xixiang Ying and Tingguo Kang#

  • Article Number: 3DD805726225

September 2011

Antibacterial and anti-adhesion activity of the pentacyclic triterpenoids isolated from the leaves and edible fruits of Carissa macrocarpa

Four pentacyclic oleanane triterpenes (β-amyrin, methyl oleanolate, oleanolic acid and 3β-hydroxyolean-11-en-28,13β-olide) were isolated from the fruits of Carissa macrocarpawhilst the ursane triterpene, ursolic acid, was isolated from the leaves. 3 β-hydroxyolean-11-en-28,13β-olide has only been found once previously (in the Lamiaceae) and its lactone ring, which contributes significantly...

Author(s): Roshila Moodley, Hafizah Chenia, Sreekanth B. Jonnalagadda and Neil Koorbanally

  • Article Number: 34DF9EA26233

September 2011

Screening of Chromolaeana odorata (L.) King and Robinson for antibacterial and antifungal properties

Chromolaeana odorata (L.) is classified as an invasive weed in Southern Africa and is a major contributing species towards reduction of land masses for indigenous vegetation. The species have been noted to have some medicinal values abroad. The current investigation on the South African has indicated potential use of the species in traditional medicines. This could assist in alternative use of C....

Author(s): K. K. Naidoo, R. M. Coopoosamy and G. Naidoo

  • Article Number: B8F5F6826239

September 2011

Hydroxytyrosol supplementation inhibits oxidative DNA damage, suppresses protein-lipid oxidation and modulates antioxidant enzymes in human peripheral blood lymphocytes

We investigated the oxidative modifications of DNA, proteins and antioxidants enzymes activities, in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) treated with H2O2 in the presence or absence of hydroxytyrosol. Interestingly, we found a potential protection of DNA from fragmentation after hydroxytyrosol supplementation. In addition, this study showed a prospective protective action of hydroxytyrosol of PBL from the attack...

Author(s): Bochra Gargouri, Riadh ben Mansour, Malek Mseddi Jmal, Rihab Nasr Boujelben, Noureddine Allouch, Saloua Lassoued and Khaled Hamden

  • Article Number: F4C918F26248

September 2011

In vitro antimicrobial effects of some herbal essences against oral pathogens

Dental plaque, biofilms of microorganisms on tooth surface, plays an important role in the development of caries and periodontal disease. Our aim was to test in vitro antibacterial activity of some herbal extracts against Actinomyces viscosus, Streptococcus mutans,Streptococcus sobrinus, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus casei and Eikenellacorrodens. Hydro alcoholic...

Author(s): Vahabi S, Najafi E and Alizadeh S

  • Article Number: FFC20FF26258

September 2011

Antioxidant and antimicrobial attributes of different solvent extracts from leaves and flowers of akk [Calotropis procera (Ait.) Ait. F.)]

In the present study antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of extracts from leaves and flowers of local Akk (Calotropis procera) were examined. The antioxidant components were extracted using 80% aqueous methanol, 80% aqueous ethanol and 80% aqueous acetone solvents. The antioxidant yield from leaves and flowers of C. procera ranged from 8.48 to 14.07 g/100 g dry weight. The total phenolic and flavanoid...

Author(s): Naveed Ahmad, Farooq Anwar, Sohail Hameed and Mary C. Boyce

  • Article Number: 6E1B38A26272

September 2011

Phylogenetics of selected Plantago species on the basis of rps14 chloroplast gene

Plantago, principal genus of Plantaginaceae family, constitutes about 260 species which are considered medicinally important due to a wide range of biological activities that have been found from the plant extracts. Since ancient times Plantago species have been extensively used for treating diversified diseases and their use is still prevalent today in both traditional and in modern medicine. For insight...

Author(s): Soma Saeed, Faiza Munir, Ishrat Naveed, Ghazala Kaukab Raja and Tariq Mahmood

  • Article Number: 8368AA226347

September 2011

Doubling the chromosome number of Salvia hains using colchicine: Evaluation of morphological traits of recovered plants

This study demonstrates a protocol of polyploidy induction in Salvia hains, in order obtained tetraploid five concentrations (0.1, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5 and 0.7%) of colchicine were used to determine the best treatment for the induction of tetraploid plants. Treatment seeds with colchicine for 24 h product tetraploid plants. Ploidy level of the resulting plantlets was determined by morphological study, chromosome counting...

Author(s): Mohammad Sadat Hosseini Grouh, Heidar Meftahizade, Naser Lotfi, Vahid Rahimi and Behdad Baniasadi

  • Article Number: 3A14F3D26355

September 2011

Anti-HIV-1 reverse transcriptase activities of hexane extracts from some Asian medicinal plants

Numerous herbal remedies against viral infections, including HIV-1, have been used as a part of Asian traditional medicine. However, the viral protein targets for inhibition by these medications are less well identified. HIV-1 reverse transcriptase is one of the targets, since high-efficiency inhibitors such as non-nucleoside HIV-1 reverse transcriptase inhibitor have been successfully used. In this work, hexane...

Author(s): Kun Silprasit, Supaporn Seetaha, Parinya Pongsanarakul, Supa Hannongbua and Kiattawee Choowongkomon,

  • Article Number: C6E7CD226363

September 2011

Determination of fatty acid compositions of some important almond (Prunus amygdalus L.) varieties selected from Tokat province and Eagean region of Turkey

This study was conducted to determine the fatty acid composition of Picantili, Ferraduel, Drake and Nonpareil commercial almond species (Prunus amygdalus L.) cultivated in Tokat province under dry conditions; of genotype ST-11 and YD-2 selected from Tokat region; and of 101-13, 300-1, 17-4 sweet almond species, selected from the Aegean region. The percentage and composition of the fatty acids of the samples were...

Author(s): Ömer Beyhan, Mehmet Aktaş, Necmettin Yilmaz, Nurten Şimşek and Resul Gerçekçioğlu

  • Article Number: C90FEF626367

September 2011

Effects of postharvest applications of calcium nitrate and acetate on quality and shelf-life improvement of “Jonagold” apple fruit

The effects of postharvest application of calcium were investigated on shelf-life and quality of apple fruits (Malus domestica cv. ‘Jonagold’) after harvest or cold storage up to 150 days. The fruits were immersed in deionised water or in different calcium sources (calcium acetate at two calcium concentrations 0.35 and 0.7%w/v and calcium nitrate at two calcium concentrations 0.5 and 1%w/v....

Author(s): Vali Rabiei, Elham Shirzadeh, Yavar Sharafi and Najmedin Mortazavi

  • Article Number: 6C098A926374

September 2011

Lipid-lowering effect of artichoke on liver phosphatidate phosphohydrolase and plasma lipids in hyperlipidemic rats

Artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.) is full of natural antioxidants and has a lipid-lowering effect. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of artichoke on the liver phosphatidate phosphohydrolase (PAP), plasma lipid levels, plasma malondialdehyde (MDA), and plasma antioxidant in hyperlipidemic rats. Male rats were fed by standard pellet diet (Group 1), standard diet supplemented with 10% artichoke (Group...

Author(s): Esfandiar Heidarian, Effat Jafari-Dehkordi and Ali Seidkhani-Nahal

  • Article Number: 9F369CE26377

September 2011

Determination of trace elements of Melicope patulinervia from different part by microwave digestion-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)

This paper is to determine the contents of zinc (Zn), manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), cupper (Cu), chromium (Cr), Arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) in the stems, leaves and the flower ofMelicope patulinervia simultaneously by microwave-digestion and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The average sample-added recovery rate is between 98.14 - 103.37% and its relative standard deviation (RSD) is...

Author(s): Ying Guo, Hua-liang Liu and Ke Yuan

  • Article Number: 4A235C826383

September 2011

Selective cytotoxicity of Carthamus tinctorius against glucose-deprived HT-29 human colon carcinoma cells

Glucose deprivation, a feature of poorly vascularized solid tumors, activates the unfolded protein response (UPR) which is a stress-signaling pathway in tumor cells that is associated with the molecular chaperone, glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78). Induction of GRP78 protects cells against programmed cell death. Methanolic extract of Carthamus tinctorius(CTE) induced selective cytotoxicity in glucose-deprived...

Author(s): Eun-Soon Son, Jeung-Min Lee, Jeong-Un Choi and Hae-Ryong Park

  • Article Number: A503F5526393

September 2011

Seasonal variation of total phenols in leaves of walnut (Juglans regia L.)

The total phenols content was studied in walnut (Juglans regia L.) leaves of twelve different cultivars, over eight distinct harvest times (June 1st to September 15th). Total phenols content was determined by colorimetric assay and their amount ranged from 15.87 (cv. Jupanesti) to 33.67 mg GAE/100 g (cv. Valrex). Total phenols increase over the months of June and July, then decrease over the month of August,...

Author(s): Sina COSMULESCU and Ion TRANDAFIR

  • Article Number: 80638D426400

September 2011

Chemical composition and toxicities of the essential oil derived from Kadsura heteroclita stems against Sitophilus zeamais and Meloidogyne incognita

In our screening program for new agrochemicals from Chinese medicinal herbs and wild plants, essential oil of Kadsura heteroclite stems was found to possess strong toxicities against the root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita and the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais. The essential oil of K. heteroclita was extracted via hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC-FID and GC-MS. A total of...

Author(s): He Qin Li, Chun Qi Bai, Sha Sha Chu, Ligang Zhou, Shu Shan Du, Zhi Long Liu and Qi Zhi Liu

  • Article Number: 6EFB88F26404

September 2011

Elicitation effect on production of plumbagin in in vitro culture of Drosera indica L.

Influence of elicitors on plumbagin accumulation in Drosera indica whole plant culture was investigated. Treatment of plantlets with 150 mg/l chitosan and 100 μM salicylic acid mostly stimulated plumbagin production after 3 days of elicitation, while 0.5 mg/ml yeast extract and 50 μM methyl jasmonate elicited at 6 days. Yeast extract (0.5 mg/ml) was the most efficient elicitor to enhance plumbagin...

Author(s): Juengwatanatrakul Thaweesak, Sakamoto Seiichi, Tanaka Hiroyuki and Putalun Waraporn

  • Article Number: 6B6E3D926412

September 2011

Combined effects of hot air and calcium chloride on quality and antioxidant enzymes activity in ‘red delicious’ apple fruits

In order to increase the storage life of ‘red delicious’ apple fruits; they were treated by pressure infiltration with 0, 2 and 4% calcium chloride (CaCl2)  solutions and then heated for 0, 24 and 48 h at 38°C. Fruits were stored at 0°C for up to 6 months after treatment. Some quality characteristics including hydrogen peroxide level and antioxidant enzymes activity such as...

Author(s): Vali Rabiei, Saba Es-haghi, Mohammad-Ali Aazami and Yavar Sharafi

  • Article Number: 47B12AB26426

September 2011

Non-alkaloid components from Uncaria sinensis (Oliv.) Havil. and their chemotaxonomic significance

Ten non-alkaloid compounds (1-10) including one aromatic compound, one anthraquinone, two triterpenoids and five flavonoids were isolated from Uncaria sinensis (oliv.) Havil. for the first time, except compounds 3 and 9. The chemotaxonomic significance of these compounds was summarized.   Key words: Uncaria sinensis (oliv.) Havil., Rubiaceae, natural products, chemotaxonomic studies.

Author(s): Sun Guang Li, Xu Xu Dong, Yang Jun Shan, Zhong Ming Liang, Lv Li Xunand Jing Quan Yuan

  • Article Number: 0B8FDCC26436

September 2011

Biodiesel production from Euphorbia tirucalli L.

Demand of renewable and clean energy to replace diesel world is big and urgent. However, edible crop oil as raw material is limited and its price is expensive and unstable. We want to look for new suppliers of raw materials, which should be cheap and supply stable to replace edible oil such as rapeseed and euphorbia extract. This study shows, the best candid for this purpose is Euphorbia tirucalli. It can be...

Author(s): A. Khaleghian, Y. Nakaya and H. Nazari,

  • Article Number: C73F66426459

September 2011

Comparative study of similarity and identity of human albumin with some selected organism albumin

Author(s): M. Akram, S. M. Ali Shah, H. M. Asif, Ghazala Shaheen, Tahira Shamim, M. Ibrahim Khan, Asmat Ullah and Khalil Ahmed NOT AVAILABLE

  • Article Number: FD79B0C26483